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Steroids in the World of Sports

             Anabolic steroids are used in almost every level of sports competition and every gym across the country. They provide the users with an edge unmatched by any other sport supplement on the market. Steroids are used to increase muscle development and not only make the user stronger but enhance their physical looks.
             The effects of anabolic steroids on a persons body is greatly underestimated. The purpose of this paper is to identify the dangers of steroid use on a persons" body and all other aspects anabolic steroid use presents on society.
             Anabolic steroids are man made substances that help increase skeletal muscle growth and the development of male characteristics ("Anabolic Abuse" 1). Steroids help weight gain and build muscle mass. In recent years steroids have been abused by athletes hoping to improve their performance. Anabolic steroids may also have serious psychological and physical side effects ("Steroids" 1). Testosterone is the main drug found in anabolic steroids. Testosterone is responsible for the development of secondary male sex characteristics, the promotion of muscle increase, stimulation of the metabolism, and puberty ("A Steroids" 1). When a steroid is introduced into a persons" body this excess testosterone is what causes the serious side effects ("Steroids" 2).
             There are many different steroids available for purchase. The safest and easiest way to purchase steroids is through a pharmacy. Most people buy their steroids through a family member or friend from the gym. Anabolic steroids can also be found on the internet for sale, although sometimes they may not be real ("Anabolic Steroids, The Steroid Truth 4).
             Although there are only two types, oral and injectable. They may come in many different forms. These include pill form, which is usually taken by mouth, ampule form which is a sealed glass container with the liquid steroid inside, and vial form which is similar to ampule form except it has a rubber top (Anabolic Steroids, The Steroid Truth" 6).

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